Then number has been increased. up to 400 troops IF the Allies keep troops in country …..
Lindsey Graham and the rest of Congress , the US Military and other countries militaries get Donald Trump to change his mind about pulling ALL of the American troops out of Syria like his buddy Russian President Putin and Turkey’s President wanted?
Miracles DO happen….
An announcement by spokeswoman Sarah Sanders did not specify where the troops would be based, what their responsibilities would be, or how long they would stay, beyond “a period of time.”
A U.S. official, speaking on the condition of anonymity to discuss details not yet made public, said that the 200 would be “split down the middle” between Syrian Kurdish-controlled areas in the northeast of the country, and the al-Tanf garrison in southeast Syria. The official said the total might rise slightly.
The decision was a partial reversal of President Trump’s order, announced in December, that all 2,000 U.S. troops in Syria would leave, since their mission to destroy the Islamic State caliphate had been achieved. Complete withdrawal was expected by the end of April.
Defense officials, lawmakers and some White House aides have expressed concern that tens of thousands of militant fighters remained scattered throughout Syria and Iraq. France and Britain, which also have troops in Syria, rebuffed a U.S. request to leave forces there to continue operations against militant remnants and to patrol a “safe zone” along Syria’s northeastern border with Turkey unless some U.S. troops remained…..